If you're looking for a tasty and healthy snack to boost your energy and help your skin glow, look no further than these gluten-free and dairy-free energy balls. This energy ball recipe is quick and simple, with a few store cupboard ingredients.
Packed with nutrient-dense ingredients like dates, almonds, and chia seeds, these energy balls are a great way to fuel your body with the right kind of energy to keep you going throughout the day.
But that's not all – the ingredients in these energy balls are also great for your skin health.
Almonds are rich in vitamin E, which helps to nourish and protect the skin from oxidative damage. Dates are a good source of fibre, which supports healthy digestion and can help keep your skin looking clear and healthy. And the chia and hemp seeds in these energy balls are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation and support healthy skin function.
So if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth and boost your body and skin, try making these delicious and nutritious energy balls today!
Energy Balls Recipe
Here is a simple and easy recipe for gluten-free and dairy-free energy balls.
This recipe makes approximately 12-14 bite-sized energy balls, depending on how large or small you make them.
You can also substitute the ingredients for your favourite foods or what you have handy in your store cupboard. Once the basic recipe is sorted, you can be as creative as you like.
Measuring cups and spoons or weighing scales
Spoon or spatula for mixing
Plate or baking sheet for rolling and storing the energy balls
Parchment paper (optional)
200g (about 1 cup) of pitted dates
70g (about 1/2 cup) of almonds
25g (about 1/4 cup) of shredded coconut
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of hemp seeds
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
Pinch of salt
In a food processor, pulse the almonds until they are finely chopped.
Add the dates and pulse until they form a sticky paste.
Add the shredded coconut, chia seeds, hemp seeds, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and salt. Pulse until all the ingredients are well combined, and the mixture forms a sticky dough.
Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls.
Store the energy balls in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Here are the approximate nutrition facts for one energy ball based on a yield of 12 balls:
Total Fat: 4.5g
Saturated Fat: 1.2g
Trans Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrate: 14g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Please note that these are rough estimates and may vary depending on the specific brands and ingredients used.
Enjoy your gluten-free and dairy-free energy balls!
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